Monthly Archives: January 2012

My fight for IVIG: A list of my infections

Here is a partial list of the infections I’ve had over the years…I guess you could say this is the gory details of my medical case laid out right here–right before your vary eyes! (‘Partial’ because I’m just rattling off … Continue reading

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“What–were you 12 years old when you gave birth to him??”

Ah, music to my ears… Sort of. Today when I was at my 8 year old son’s school, we were sitting together watching the kindergarten students put on the annual Chinese New Year’s parade. Near the end of the parade, … Continue reading

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The Day I was Diagnosed with Bacteremia: How can smart doctors be so dumb? :)

It’s just an aspect of my medical case that befuddles me to this day– How can so many smart doctors be so dumb? I’m kidding, of course–I know they’re not dumb–but the number of times doctors have been wrong demonstrates … Continue reading

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On a light note: Raw veggies for dinner tonight!

I met this super nice woman from Fiji at Cedars today, and she said she lives on a remote island with her husband (who was in the hospital having quadruple bypass surgery), and she told me I should eat raw … Continue reading

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Helping doctors help me–frustrating!

This is a frustrating, but understandable aspect of my medical case–helping doctors understand how to approach ordering medical actions for me. (Mainly how it’s different then how they help the majority of their other patients–explain why the rules are different.) … Continue reading

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Ugh! Headache shipping blood from Canada!

I figured shipping blood from Canada was going to be a battle….nothing on my case can be straightforward 🙂 Begin forwarded message: From: Teddy Date: January 27, 2012 11:14:35 AM PST To: RS Subject: Re: Shipping blood to Philadelphia Thank … Continue reading

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Getting more details…almost time to draw blood!

So I’m now a step further into figuring out how to ship the blood, though I think it’s going to be a little bit of an obstacle course, because my mother lives in Virginia and my father lives in Canada. … Continue reading

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